When your home has a sinking or settling foundation, it can be a very worrisome or even problematic situation. Thankfully, we have performed foundation repairs on thousands of homes in the Chicagoland area over the years and we have a solution that will work for your home as well. While some foundation problems can lead to the need for a waterproofing solution, many problems can be repaired and will likely not have future related waterproofing issues.
Perma-Seal utilizes a system of foundation piers that can be used to permanently stabilize your home’s sinking or settling foundation. Our team will excavate around the footer to below the foundation and install brackets to which the foundation pier will be attached. We will use a series of these brackets in key places around the home to ensure the weight is properly distributed. Once installed, piers are hydraulically driven into the ground until they reach competent load-bearing earth or bedrock. The weight of your home is carefully transferred to the system of piers to ensure that there is no further settlement. Finally, your home can slowly be lifted back to its original, level position, in most cases.
Repairs Using Foundation Piers
We use two different types of foundation piers depending on the location and severity of the problem, push piers and helical piers. Push piers work by attaching a bracket to the foundation and forcing the piers into the soil until they reach bedrock or soil that can support the weight to slowly raise the sunken foundation back up. The helical piers provide the same end result but instead of pushing them into the ground, they are inserted like a screw and can be effective at a lower soil depth. The type of pier we choose will be determined by our team members after they evaluate the state of the foundation.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to discuss foundation piers as a sinking or settling foundation repair solution for your home, please contact us today.
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